Sunday, October 21, 2012

How To Build Your Own Recording Studio?

I'd like to start this off by saying thank you to all the people who are going out of their way to tell me how much they have appreciated these posts. Please allow me to express my gratitude for you as well. I sincerely thank you for reading and growing with me as my dreams continue to come to fruition. We all have a story and you are definitely a big part of mine. 

I recently decided to convert the closet into a recording studio. This is definitely something that I've been waiting for and thinking about for a long time. The space I'm working with is not a lot at all, but I'm doing everything to get the best sound possible. Today I received the acoustic sound foam. It's a box of 32, 1 ft by 1 ft squares that go up on the walls. I ordered these from, which is my store of choice when it come to music equipment. They have a very fast shipping process and provide tracking numbers. The foam came with this special caulking glue which I'm not going to use for the sake of not ruining my walls and maybe being able to re-use the foam again in the future. My lady and I took a trip to Staples and got these Velcro patches that work like a charm. I don't know anything at all about the placement of these squares, or how sound bounces, so I'll just keep them parallel, try and cover as much space I can, and use my common sense. The good thing about not using the glue is that in case I don't like my first patterns or if i want to order another batch of squares to add to these--I can take them down with no problem. I also took this shelf from an old entertainment center and screwed it into the wall to hold the Macbook and speakers close, this way I can  record and master all at once.

1 comment:

  1. Your own recording studio looks great! I hope we can do the same one of these days. I love mixing and recording my own music and i guess it's time i build my own recording studio. I think it's more convenient and cheaper in the long run.